Ada Peiretti

Sustainability | Visual communication | Design research

Feminist Futures Helsinki

Feminist Futures Helsinki (FFH) is a hackathon which builds on feminist theories of power, emotion and intersectionality, to imagine alternative futures for the Finnish society. It is a space for creativity and radical ideas, where everyone is welcome. A HACKATHON FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE. This past year has made the social and economic divides in society (locally…… Continue reading Feminist Futures Helsinki

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Coffee Chat (CC-08): ‘Empathy in Crisis’

On February 18th, we unpacked the concept of empathy in our Miro board.  We started by sharing our own understanding of empathy, after which Álvaro Chang gave us some definitions from the field of design and psychology, highlighting how designers use it more as a means towards an end (understanding the user to design better products). We engaged…… Continue reading Coffee Chat (CC-08): ‘Empathy in Crisis’

Critical AI and Data Justice in Society

This course is being offered in spring 2021 at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University, led by Prof. Nitin Sawhney, Sid Rao, Henriette Friis and Natalia Villaman.  The course critically examines the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomous systems, and data-centric technologies in society. We will interrogate these concerns using cross-disciplinary theories and practices embedded in the ethics of…… Continue reading Critical AI and Data Justice in Society

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Meet: Floris van der Marel

Hey everybody, my name is Floris and I am currently doing my doctoral studies at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and Aalto University in Finland studying power and agency in participatory design. In particular, my research focuses on experiences and tactics of diverse people as they participate in organisational change-making, with a rural healthcare facility…… Continue reading Meet: Floris van der Marel

Reconstructing Crisis Narratives

Reconstructing Crisis Narratives for Trustworthy Communication and Cooperative Agency, 2020 – 2023 The emergence of a crisis is often accompanied by unexpected events, uncertain signals, malicious misinformation, and conflicting reports that must be collectively interpreted and analyzed to understand the complex nature and scope of the situation, and its potential implications for society. This research…… Continue reading Reconstructing Crisis Narratives

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Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis

Course on Human-Centred Research & Design in Crisis, Summer 2020

This course was offered in summer 2020 at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University, led by Prof. Nitin Sawhney and Magdalena Mihalache. The course introduced students to understanding and engaging in crisis contexts, using human-centred design principles and participatory research methodologies in conjunction with domain experts, partner organizations and everyday citizens. The course will build on…… Continue reading Human-Centred Research and Design in Crisis

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